Global Patent Index - EP 1260105 A2

EP 1260105 A2 2002-11-27 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING A USER TO FIND A COMMUNICATION RESOURCE OF SUFFICIENT CAPACITY

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING A USER TO FIND A COMMUNICATION RESOURCE OF SUFFICIENT CAPACITY

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR UNTERSTÜTZUNG EINES BENUTZERS BEIM FINDEN EINES KOMMUNIKATIONSBETRIEBSMITTELS AUSREICHENDER KAPAZITÄT

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'AIDER UN UTILISATEUR A TROUVER UNE RESSOURCE DE COMMUNICATION DE CAPACITE SUFFISANTE

Publication

EP 1260105 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01941446 A

Priority

  • US 0104508 W
  • US 51059900 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0165864A2] A wireless communication system measures (602) a traffic load of ones of a plurality of fixed communication stations (102, 202) and transmits (606) from at least one of the stations information describing a location of the at least one of the stations and locations of nearby other stations, along with traffic loads corresponding to the stations. A portable communication unit (104) within communication range of the station conveys (608) the information, thereby assisting the user of the portable communication unit to find a fixed communication station having sufficient capacity available for handling a desired communication.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 7/32; H04Q 7/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/42 (2006.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04W 48/18 (2009.01); H04W 8/18 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04W 48/18 (2013.01); H04W 8/183 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0165864 A2 20010907; WO 0165864 A3 20011213; CN 1170448 C 20041006; CN 1406443 A 20030326; EP 1260105 A2 20021127; EP 1260105 A4 20050622; JP 2003525551 A 20030826; US 6459894 B1 20021001

INPADOC legal status


2010-09-15 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20100809

2005-06-22 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20050506

2005-06-22 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7H 04Q 7/32 A

2005-06-22 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7H 04Q 7/38 B

2002-11-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020923

2002-11-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR